Bob Baker-backed Korean War documentary ‘Hold At All Costs’ to air Veterans Day


FinalIn honor of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, the documentary film “Hold At All Costs,” which depicts one of the most horrific battles of the Korean War, is scheduled to air this Veterans Day on KPBS in San Diego. Produced by local car dealer and longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Bob Baker and directed by 25-year resident Glenn Palmedo-Smith, the film is attracting international buzz and will air nationally on Memorial Day, May 31, 2011 throughout the national PBS network.

Bob Baker fought in “The Battle of Outpost Harry” in June 1953 as hordes of Chinese attacked the Americans in their trenches and bunkers. The battle continued for eight horrific days. More than 50 interviews were conducted for the film, including; Korean War veterans, MASH nurses, generals, Greeks of the Spartan Brigade and the Prime Minister of South Korea. Contemporary politicians and military experts Newt Gingrich, Senator Richard Lugar, Congressman Charles Rangel, Oliver North and Alan Millett offer political overview of the greater conflict and provide significance to the battle during the closing weeks. Against governmental warnings and risk of detainment to himself, Palmedo-Smith, and his associate-producer son, Hunter, even went to China to interview Chinese veterans who actually fought against the Americans, providing a unique perspective of history nearly 60 years later. Sixteen participating UN nations at the time are considering similar broadcasts in an international simulcast in May. The film will air twice on Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Readers may view a trailer of the film at: